What are two important tasks of socioemotional development during infancy and toddlerhood (i.e., psychosocial development, attachment)?

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Karyth Cara eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The primary socioemotional development task of infants 0 to 12 months old is to develop social and emotional affection for their caregivers. This falls under Erickson's Trust versus mistrust phase and is critical in the development of a love and trust paradigm versus a mistrust and indifference paradigm, with trust and mistrust registered on a continuum.